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CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change a
KRON
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: if mitt romney stumbles wednesday night it wasn't be for lack of preparation. president obama who has bib ahead -- been ahead in the polls, he reetreated -- retreated to nevada for preparations. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney's team is trying to manage expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> reporter: only chris christie didn't get the memo, promising mitt romney's performance will be a game changer. >> wednesday night, you will see the numbers move right back in the other direction. >> reporter: mitt romney has to come across as likable and lay out a contrast with the president. president obama is trying to make sure he is not long winded and preachy and one politician says he should not hope for great drama. >> i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention, they are too well prepared. >> reporter: the obama campaign got an odd endorsement, venezuela's presidents said if he were an american he would vote for president obama. catherine heenan, kron 4 news. >> kron
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
and values. if you like romney, it's a good night. i don't think the debate creates that much drama or interest in the voting population. >> cory, thanks so much for your perspective. we will see much more of you throughout the election season. thanks for being with us. >> there's a lot of response about the debate in the facebook page. cat u allen. >>> next thursday, it this time, vice president joe biden will face-off on topics of foreign and domestic policy. martha will moderate. we will bring it to you live right here on ktvu. we have stream tonight's debate live on ktvu.com. we will be doing the same for the upcoming debates. >>> simply amazing. the a's win the west in spectacular fashion. and we now know who they will face in the first round of the play os. it's the detroit tigers starting this weekend. if anyone would have told you in july, a's would win the west, you probably would say they are nuts. the a's pulled it off. brad english, where the champagne was flowing once again late this afternoon. fred? >> julie, second time this week. i talked to one of the age administra
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
night for mitt romney. ken joins us this morning live with more reaction, good morning, ken. >> reporter: if you look at the polls those people who were watching the debate last night felt governor romney won this very first round. we were here at the university of denver in an outside area where students and faculty were watching this debate outside in the cold and that sound bite you just played concerning the 5 trillion-dollar tax cut held people off guard making the claim on governor mitt romney he wanted to cut taxes by $5 trillion and to hear mitt romney flat out denied that is what he wanted to do in the debate last night. he mentioned some of the polling -- now the people we spoke to students and faculty came in supporting the faculty and they came in and said their candidate won and it was for telling of some of the polls after the debate many of the president barack obama supporters, there were several of them felt this debate was a tie. it shows a wide victory in terms of what people thought and 67% felt he fared better and it is just as interesting both candidates were tied i
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
later today. >>> the polls conducted last night suggest mitt romney was the clear winner of the efficiency presidential debate. a cnn poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought romney won compared to 25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is true but they have done up slower than ape time in the last 50 years. >> i put forward a specific 4 trillion dollar deficit reduction plan. >> my number 1 principal is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only effect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
showed the people won the -- mitt romney won the debate last night. -- on our facebook page, a majority of people said that mitt romney won the debate last night. who did you think one? caller: i think it was mitt romney. >> let's go to our next call from oregon. caller: i was really impressed with that debate last night. we need a good businessman. i think we need some new energy and new ideas. spending is out of control. we need a party that can get it under control and i think it is a romney and ryan. 6 politics aside. we have too much government in our lives. >> we need to put politics aside. we have too much government in our lives. >> we have taken the debates and broken into topic areas. joe biden is out campaigning in iowa. he talked about what he thought the president did last night. >> i thought the president did well. you never know what game that governor romney will come out with. the centerpiece of the economic policies so far has been tax cuts. last night we found out that he does not -- i guess the outdoors that to china -- outsourced that to china. i don't know. i think
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a sharply different approach. >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney came into the night with polls showing most voters thought the president would win. he clearly exceeded expectations. cbs news poll of uncommitted voters shows by a 2-1 margin, romney had won. 56% said their opinion of romney changed for the better. yet 13% said that of the president. he was especially effective in criticizing the president's policies and defending his own proposals. >> he has been running on this tax plan for 18 months. now, five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: romney pushed back. >> let me repeat w
KBCW
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
people. of the big thing romney did in closing, he stayed focused on jobs. i think it was a good night for him for that reason. >> and the polls showed that as well. thank you so much. he'll be back next week for the vice presidential debate. >> thanks so much. >>> starting tomorrow , president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum right here on cbssf.com. >>> a man sitting on the cal train tracks in the south bay is hospitalized this evening not because he was hit by a train, he was shot by police. why recovers say they felt compelled to open fire. >> reporter: he was acting erratically, strangely, and police say when they first contacted him, he was laying across the tracks. video from chopper 5 shows clothing and other items strewn about the crime scene. >> it was not necessarily what you would call a typical foot-pursuit. it lasted several minutes. >> reporter: a man was spotted wandering on the tracks. san mateo county sheriff's deputies provide security for cal train and ordered the man to stop, but he kept walking. they walked more than
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, st
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:30pm PDT
there all night. romney supporters. they wanted to talk about this and gloat all night. >> belva: some critics said the president spent so much time stating what romney believes but never told as much as he should have about what he believes. >> sure, almost like too much of the nice guy. he was saying, governor romney and i agree on this. and he -- you wanted to paint differences. if you are running for the highest office in the land, you want to say how you are different from your opponent and the president didn't do a good job of differentiating himself. romney did. in the theatrics of the debate, he was very pointed. he was concise. and something he hasn't been throughout the campaign. >> belva: he'll be here on what day? the president. >> monday, grabbing cash. he'll be having a semipublic event. >> belva: and the v.p. debate is? >> thursday. that's must-see tv. that's going to be chaotic television. set the dvr now. >> belva: okay. that's what's happening at the top of the ticket. we'll move to those areas down where there's lots of action, as the democrats try to take back the h
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. >> the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >> reporter: in a quinnipiac university poll that was released today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide and he is expected to do better in the debate tomorrow night by a 2-1 margin. but among the independent voters, the people that both sides are trying to win right now, romney is ahead by 2 points. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow here on eyewitness news at 5:00 and then on the cbs evening news which follows and join scott pelley for full debate coverage that will begin at
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
in that debate. >> reporter: dave, mitt romney stood out last night for being aggressive, constantly calling out president obama, keeping him on the defensive side. mitt romney also didn't back down when the two butted hads over tax plans. the president says romney's plans will raise taxes or increase the deficit. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 trillion dollar tax cut on top of the extension of bush tax cuts another trillion dollars and 2 trillion in military spending they have not asked for. >> first of all i don't have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut or a tax cut of the scale you are talking about. >> romney says he will offset cuts by closing loopholes and reducing reductions but vague on which ones. they will face off again later in new york and florida. both candidates are back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney in virginia while the president has campaign stops in colorado and wisconsin. jacqueline feld, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the corporation kitchen aid is apologizing for a tweet sent from their account during the debate. the message refered to a moment when p
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
universal from both republicans and democrats that romney performed better last night and what we found is that it may not be based on what was actually said. >> the body language started strong, friendly, with the two candidates starting locked in a handshake. >> how you say something was often times more important than what you said. >> reporter: joe tuman says if you were to rate the candidates strictly on the nonverbal communication after that, former governor romney was the clear winner. >> he was energetic. he smiled a lot. and he seemed full of pep for the president. >> reporter: he says romney frequently looked at the president, kept his head up and appeared engaged while the president kept his eyes down cast. >> and when you combine looking down with a frown, while the other person on the other screen is smiling and looking directly at you and also attacking you at the moment, it looks like you're not liking what you're hearing. >> reporter: there were signs of warmth from the president. >> you saw the president occasionally catch himself not smiling. he would catch it. he has
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
is in denver tonight preparing for tomorrow night's big debate. romney took a break today and went out to a chipotle restaurant. while he was there he took a picture. when asked if he was ready for the debate, romney said, getting there. and obama also visited the hoover dam just outside of las vegas. the president said one of his aides mentioned it was just 15 miles away so they decided to go. the president said it was the first time he had ever visited the hoover dam. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors convened in one week. one week from today to decide once and for all the long running saga of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. there are 11 supervisors. ousting mirkarimi would take nine votes. amber lee breaks down the likely vote. >> reporter: history will tell you san francisco is a city that follows its own beat. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi was fighting for his job almost from the moment he was sworn into office. bruising the arm of his wife led to a lenghtty battle to save his life. >> only in san francisco would it go on for a year.
KICU
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
trail in battleground states. >> how did dad do last night? . >> mitt romney made a surprise stop at the colorado conservative political action committee. the crowd and the candidate were clearly energized from what is widely viewed as a major debate victory. >> i know this is going to be a close-fought battle. we need to win colorado. if we do, you know what? we're going to take back the white house. >> the campaign stopped elsewhere in denver. the president took aim at some of romney's debate claims. >> when i got on to the stage i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney [ laughter ] but it -- but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion dlrs in tax cuts to pay for the wealthy. i said didn't know anything about that. >> with election day less than five weeks away it remains to be seen if the debate was a success. both men have scheduled stops with battleground states and two weeks to prepare for their next face to face meeting. i'm stay see koe man reporting. >>>
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinto
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >>> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow on eyewitness news at 5:00 and the "cbs evening news." then there will be full debate coverage at 6:00. >>> in other campaign 2012 news, one key group of voters appears to be breaking big for the president. the latest national cnn survey shows president obama has a huge lead among likely latino voters. 7 out of 10 said they will opt to reelect him. that is slightly higher than the 67% backing the president had from the same group in 2008. >>> and democrats scored a big victory in pennsylvania today. a judge blocked the state's strict new voter id law from taking this election day. republic
KICU
Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm PDT
was that mitt romney won the debate. i think it was a good night for mitt romney. >> reporter: someone watching the debate, this 22-year-old student headed to a job recruitment fair instead. >> yeah, of course, it's a job. president obama or mitt romney is not going to pay for my job at this time rather than a recent poll found 40% of undecided voters said the debate would determine. >> how will you vote in november? take our election quiz to help you decide. you will find the presidential election quiz right under the cover photo. watching the debates, we sat down tonight with democrats and republicans. the one thing many people we spoke to agree on. >>> facebook posts that could cost you money. plus, the grim forecast today from hp ceo, and how investors reacted. >> i believe it's time to >> i believe it's time to replace the death penalty [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, da
KRON
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
is an opportunity of a generation. >>> governor romney is a skilled debater and last night he was able to elevate his level of performance but didn't change the fundamental tine mix of the -- dynamics of the race nor did he change some of the policies that got us into the economic mess we had. he embraced when the president pressed him that he wants to turn medicare into a voucher program. >> i was surprised at how well mit did and i think it was very important because he came across as the person he really is, as opposed to how he's been portrayed by hundreds of millions of dollars of attack ads and i was surprised at the president's poor performance. >> there are signs this morning the race is tightening. in some of the battleground states where president obama had enjoyed an advantage. today republican mitt romney and running mate paul ryan are off to virginia as the president campaigns in colorado and wisconsin. >>> let's turn it over to george in the traffic department. he has been following numerous hot spots. >> that's right. it's turned into a very odd morning because we're tracking probl
KRON
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> all i can set is that. i do not know where president obama was last night when he was not there in denver. whatever that means. i think the president has a lot of work to do. mitt romney change the race last night whether anyone wants to acknowledge it or not. it will be very interesting to see what the polls will say. he may get about a 3 to 5% bought. >> historically what polish showing is that a debate tends to move the undecided. i don't know if president of obamas numbers will go down but i do believe her romney's numbers will go up. if this is not good news for the president. romney has a tough elect to oracle capp ahead. but he may have changed race last night. does it matter if you have 50 million viewers?.? what you are hearing today is that we just decided not to. in a debate you have to side is going at the same time so if you have the chance to correct the truth then he should do a right then and there. people should not have to decide later whether he was telling the truth or not. the fact of the matter is that we probably will not pay that much attent
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
wednesday night is greater for romney than for obama. and it will be interesting to watch obama confront somebody. if romney has the nerve -- after all, he's up against a sitting president. if he has the nerve to say, you know, gasoline prices the highest in history, unemployment the worst period since the great depression, new recession looming because of your policies. he has to get across being able to say your policies, mr. president. >> sean: remember john mccain did not look obama in the eye. i mean, if there's certain characteristics that you want to lay out for somebody heading into a debate, he's got to be presidential. probably can't call him a liar, but could point out broken promises, failed policies. >> "there you go again" works pretty well. >> sean: or some version thereof. i think people would like to see somebody -- i've never seen this president take a verbal punch. >> i also think people want to know that mitt romney can win the argument. i mean, i think part of the reason you see in the campaign in the doldrums a little bit for two weeks is that people want somebody w
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on performance, mitt romney was the winner, it will help in the polls. our political analyst says that is hardly the bottom line. >> the important thing of what happened last night is that the money is going to flow into romney's coffers. >> and financial backers needed to see a turn around, and they did. and if this president was relying on just the facts last night should be a wake up call view to do it with passion and energy that is not something we saw last night. >> and that is going to be an exciting finish. >> one of the businesses mitt romney called a loser was electric car maker tesla moators taking out a government energy loan. today, tesla's ceo dismissed worries his company is in trouble. tesla delayed repayment of the loan but says the disclose shurz for a worst case sin nair skbro they're working on an early repayment plan. and ann romney has been booked as a guest host on good morning america next week. abc is in discussion was michelle obama for a similar appearance when the first lady's schedule allow autos contra costa county courts gearing up for a round of painful cuts. we'v
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
agreement that he's going to do well on wednesday night's debate in denver. romney is concentrating on mock debates and drills. he flies to colorado tomorrow. republicans and democrats agree that romney is ready to go up against president obama. >> he's been through at least 20 debates in the course of the poi mare and newt gingrich himself -- at least 20 debates in the course of the -- >> he goes to the suburb of henderson to prep for the debate. and he will arrive in denver on wednesday. >>> the candidates agreed to four debates in all and they're coming up quickly. you can see there's a debate almost every week. the first is on the third, there's another on the 15th and 22. let's take a look at the first debate that is going on in denver. that will be at the university of denver in colorado. domestic policy is the topic of this event. and let's look at the only vice presidential debate. there's a meeting in hofstra university in new york. that will be from undecided voters asking the candidates on different topics. the second will be in boca raton, florida. that will focus on libya. you
KRON
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> wednesday night is the restart of romney's campaign analysts say that romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is making sure that he is not long winded and preaching. one politician stated that we should not hope for much from the bulk of them. he stated that there was not one time where any thing grab anyone's attention. president oldobama received a recommendation. >> i am sure the president is not so happy about hearing about the endorsement. let's start with the importance for both candidates. >> let's talk about the pressure that is all both of them. the pressure on mitt romney best a lot. he has to give back on track and he has 90 minutes on wednesday to reverse that trend. the president has been playing good defense and he is ahead on points and the last couple of rounds where the challenger will start throwing everything. they are trying to make the president sound this sense. all the obama people are stating that romney may say something stupid. do that work with the voters? they only work with the voters that actuall
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
are hoping the first of three presidential debates tomorrow night will be a game-changer for mitt romney. right now he trails the president in every battleground state. a new quinnipiac poll out this morning shows president obama has an 18 point lead over romney among women. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with more on all this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: for both campaigns this first debate is filled can challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down support. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our n
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: supporters like darrion wilson wondered where that president obama was last night. >> i was wanting him to have more enthusiasm in his enters and hit back a little more. i felt like romney was lying right and left and i'm, "come on, call him on that." >> reporter: campaign officials concede in an attempt to appear above the frey mr. obama missed easy opening. he spoke slowly, sometimes haltingly in a roundabout way. >> i want to get to it, but all i want to do is very quickly. >> let's get back to medicare. >> reporter: it's not that the president department go on offense. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? >> reporter: but debate observers noted a difference in body language. mr. obama looked down when his opponent spoke and sometimes appeared angry or peevish. romney kept his eyes glued on the president, waiting to jump in. today, mr. obama delivered so
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
debate last night, today we saw mitt romney's campaign relishing a badly needed boost, while president obama's supporters wondered what went wrong in denver. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's so true. >> i don't know, maybe... >> i'm sorry. yes. former vice president gore suggesting the altitude in the mile-high city was partly to blame. well, we should note that polls showed most americans thought that gore won his first debate with george w. bush. we know how that turned out. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney offered a new take on his infamous 47% comment. he initially said those remarks were not elegantly stated. well, tonight he now called them, quote, just completely wrong. mr. romney was asked what he would have said if the president had brought up the 47% during last night's debate. >>> flooding, wind, landslides, those are just a few of the words that come to mind when we hear the phrase el nino, as we head into what likely will be another el nino winter, our meteorologist paul deanno dig some digging and found that no
FOX Business
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
can't give you what a person can. that's why ally has knowledgeable people there for you, night and day. ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ gerri: well, the obama campaign today pulling out all the stops as they head back and mitt romney following the president's disastrous showing at the denver debate this week. the new messages this to mitt romney is a liar. but will voters by it? joining me now populous a prize-winning columnist for the new york post and fox is contributor michael goodwin. great to see you, as always. i want to start, though -- will get to the lying in a minute, but mitt was apologizing last night about the off -- the 47% comment. here is what he said. >> in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands beaches and question-answer sessions, now and then you are going to say something that doesn't come out right. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100 percent. and that has been demonstrated throughout my life. this whole campaign is about the 100 percent. gerri: is it over for him? is this problem behind him? >> i think
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 1:40am PDT
matt -- mitt. just back from vacation. can you tell? mitt romney says tomorrow night's debate is not about winning or losing, but about something "bigger." >> it's okay, ron. first, the stakes are awfully high for the first time they face off between the two candidates. abc's david muir is in denver, one day until the debates. >> reporter: the debate stage coming together here at university of denver where governor romney will stand on the same stage with the president for the first time. in early september he spent days at the secluded retreat in vermont then more practice in los angeles then just this weekend in boston. and playing the role of the president in those mock debates, senator rob portman of ohio. portman taking pointed shots at romney and his answers, as top romney advisers looked on, studying not only romney's answers but his body language. romney joking, portman playing the president so well. >> he is playing barack obama in the mock debates we have, i don't like him very much anymore. all right. >> reporter: governor romney studying president obama's past deba
FOX Business
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> plenty of people have pointed out what a liar mitt romney is and was last night. if he was talking he was -- if he was speaking he was lying. gerri: to me this is beyond the pale. you collier upon a lot of things, but calling him a liar seems way too much. >> you can say it takes one to no one in this case, but i do think it is very and presidential, and that is the danger for president obama, coming out of this debate because he failed, particularly because the left is so disappointed and in despair over his behavior, he has now to call on the left town. so the way to do that, of course, is to attack chronic mccollum a liar, do all kinds of things. the problem with that strategy is while it might energize the left to make the turn of the independence to he is going to need calming down the stretch. this is the time of the race when they are aiming for the general election, not the primary based in the city has to still rev up the primary. gerri: a long way to go. the tone and tenor of the campaign changing with jobs numbers which were shockingly positive. we discussed it earlier. let
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
pretty clear. a flurry of public opinion polls say republican mitt romney outperformed president obama. new at 10:00, maureen naylor live in san jose where a lot of people are saying why the president seemed to be off his game last night. maureen. >> reporter: frank we set out tonight to ask about the significant of last night's debate and found people were still talking about it including here. >> oh my goodness we were just discussing that. >> reporter: this trio of sisters shoot on the debate over dinner. >> we all agree that mitt romney did a fantastic job and he had a fair shake this time and we felt like obama just didn't want to be there. >> reporter: a poll found 67%over respondents felt mitt romney won the first debate compared to 25% that felt obama was victorious. >> i am now not sure which direction i'm going to go. >> really? >> yes. >> because of a debate. >> because of a debate. >> the reality, kennedy's often win the first debate then they end up losing the election. >> reporter: for example, john kerry. an energized mitt romney took a victory lapse of sorts. while in
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentality and they have this useful spark. >> yeah. the as have two games left, tonight and tomorrow afternoon. the now -- they are now one game behind texas. if they win both against the rangers the as will be the we
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
%. but this number does deprive romney, norah of one of his chief rallying cries out on the campaign trail. he says it all the time. and he said it as recently as his closing statement in the debate wednesday night. that this economy has been above 8% unemployment for 43 months. he can't say that anymore. >> interesting thing about this the unemployment number like gas prices has a clear metric that you can look at. below 8% is a way to measure something, at least for one report. >> reporter: that's right. of course, we've got one more report to go before the november election which will come out right before election day. and the white house watches these numbers so carefully. they get nervous days in advance about them. they knew these numbers yesterday. so they had to be happy then even though they were having a terrible day out on the campaign trail because of the way that the president's performance in the debate wednesday night. >> nancy, i want to ask you something that jack welch, former ceo of general electric tweeted this morning. he is a romney supporter. unbeliev
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >>> 6:34. another morning, another record at the pump. governor brown now taking some steps hopefully to ease back on the record gasoline prices we have been seeing the last couple of weeks. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with the idea behind the governor's action. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is calling in this a state of emergency asking for the immediate release of a less expensive blend to help ease prices at the pump. now, according to aaa, gas prices in the bay area are at record highs. in san francisco, it's $4.73 for a gallon of regular. in san jose and oakland, you're paying dollars 4.67. governor brown asked state regulators yesterday to release the winter blend early. normally it comes out after halloween. experts say the early release could inc
KRON
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
members continued to surge in found the bodies of one of the manned around six in the evening last night. i am of the presidential debate with president obama and that romney is almost here. it will be taking place at the university of denver. president obama is and henderson and nevada practicing strategy for the debate. we're going to air you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >> the supreme court is not going to hear a case that challenges the use of full body scanners at the airport. the supreme court refused hear an appeal that challenged the csa and their use of scanners. they are going to hear cases on a range of issues such as same-sex marriage, voting rights, and abortions. >> a second american airlines incident, there could be a possible issue with certain seats. the and 747 will be inspected but no injuries were reported from those seats. there'll be a $100 fee for people who need to check their carry-on luggage at the gate. the sea has been set high on purpose to discourage peo
KBCW
Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same >> reporter: national polls say the race is tightening. wednesday's debate gave romney much needed -- >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> reporter: american leadership will return if he's elected is what some had to say. >> i'll take the care and restore the principles. >> reporter: romney is expected to start with a major speech on foreign policy monday. >> tomorrow president obama will attend a campaign fundraiser in san francisco. it's his final berry visit before the election. >>> this week the vice presidentable candidates will have their first meeting. as we saw before, the campaigns are busy preparing the public for what we might see >> reporter: count down to the presidential debate has begin. the candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's presidential debate >> i think paul will do a great job and biden is great at this stuff. >> reporter: after obama's poor showing,
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even i
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
knocked it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. only 20% said the president was the victor for the night. the man who has been fighting to show that he relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i've said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that h
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